[ubuntu-uk] Small TFT monitors....

Tony Travis ajt at rri.sari.ac.uk
Wed Oct 3 02:02:19 BST 2007

Paul Tansom wrote:
> [...]
> If you're wanting to have a play and/or are willing to take a risk (I've
> not checked the status recently) I seem to remember that the Linux BIOS
> project was able to run from a serial console. I keep thinking of trying
> it myself, but haven't had the time or spare motherboard to experiment
> with yet.

Hello, Paul.

Nice idea, but I'm too scared :-)

I really can't afford to stuff up the BIOS on these servers!

> Any ideas how easy it is to do this using USB to USB? The traditional
> serial console is likely to be replaced in the not to distant future. I
> know it can be done, at least at one end, so probably at both. I've not
> investigated the sort of USB cable required though - either just one
> with the correct connections at each end, or a USB data transfer cable
> (as used for laplink and the like).

I'm the wrong person to ask about that, because I can't even get my USB 
to RS232 adapter working under Linux: I only use it under Windows XP...

I used an 'old' laptop with an RS232 port for this job previously, but I 
replaced it when its LCD display died. Having RS232 wasn't at the top of 
my list for a new laptop: Got an HP Pavilion dv5000 and a USB to RS232 
adapter instead!

Best wishes,

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